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Desperation Point

Opunake, Taranaki, NZL

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Current forecast
  • 1.9m every 9 s
  • Wind 13 kn Cross-shore
  • Weather sunny Sunny
  • Air temperature 13 ΒΊC
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5.1 Wave quality
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Features

  • Sea/Ocean

    Pacific
  • Length

    750m
  • Favorable swell

    SW
  • Faborable wind

    ENE
  • Wave direction

    L / R
  • Bottom

    Sand
  • Wave Type

    Beach Break
  • Difficulty level

    2.90
  • People in the water

    3.90
  • Quality

    3.90

Description

Desperation Point is located in Taranaki, on the North Island of New Zealand. The best waves works with SW swell.

It is an open spot to the sea with rock-bottom whose best waves are in spring and autumn.

There is a left-hander wave considered Big Wave: very fast and dangerous: ONLY PROS.

There is usually a lot of surfers: respect the rules of surfing, beware of rocks and sharks.

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Surf forecast

Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16 Mon 17 Tue 18 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22
12h 15h 18h 21h 0h 3h 6h 9h 12h 15h 18h 21h 0h 3h 6h 9h 12h 15h 18h 21h 0h 3h 6h 9h 12h 15h 18h 21h 0h 3h 6h 9h 12h 15h 18h 21h 0h 3h 6h 9h 12h 15h 18h 21h 0h 3h 6h 9h 12h 15h 18h 21h 0h 3h 6h 9h 12h 15h 18h 21h 0h 3h 6h 9h 12h 15h 18h 21h 0h 3h 6h 9h 12h 15h 18h 21h 0h 3h 6h 9h 12h
Surf Score
Wind
Direction
Average (kn) 13 12 10 12 4 2 3 3 2 4 10 5 6 9 11 12 15 14 14 13 11 9 8 8 4 6 3 7 4 4 5 2 2 1 13 15 16 16 17 17 10 6 3 3 6 7 7 7 6 6 5 7 10 12 13 17 17 20 22 24 21 23 22 24 23 24 17 20 18 11 10 9 8 12 7 9 8 6 8 12 11
Racha (kn) 19 17 14 16 5 2 3 3 4 6 12 6 7 12 15 16 18 15 19 16 13 9 8 9 4 6 3 8 5 5 6 3 3 3 16 20 21 21 23 22 10 6 4 4 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 13 17 18 22 23 26 28 31 26 31 31 33 33 33 28 29 28 20 16 14 13 16 10 13 11 8 11 14 16
Waves
Direction
Height (m) 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.9 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.1 2.6 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.6 3.3 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.8 3.1 0.0 0.0
Period (s) 9 9 9 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 5 6 7 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 7 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 0 0
Tide (m)
Weather
Temp. (ºC) 13 14 13 11 10 10 10 10 11 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 10 9 9 8 8 8 9 10 10 8 8 8 8 9 11 12 11 10 8 7 6 7 9 8 8 9 7 7 7 7 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 12 12 11
Clouds (%) 14 16 12 100 100 100 99 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 98 100 75 27 14 33 43 27 13 54 100 100 97 98 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 65 99 100 100 55 2 1 16 100 100
Rain (mm/h) 2.8 8.3 2.8 4.2 6.1 8.6 2.3 5.8 1.9 12.8 11.5 14.8 3.6 5.2 1.2 3.0 1.8 4.8 3.0 2.0 10.3
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